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Book Title: The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church|
The author of the book: Michael Frost
ISBN 13: 9781565636590
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 11.76 MB
Edition: Hendrickson Publishers Inc
Date of issue: December 2nd 2003
Read full description of the books The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church:I liked this book, but it was a bit of a mixed bag.
On the one hand, it was full of great ideas for the church to recover its missional impulse. I liked the encouragement to contextualize to local environs. Churches don't need to look the same. And I loved the ideas for making the church more organic. Often times this will mean smaller communities and shorter life cycles. And church growth doesn't need to occur only by addition, but also by the more powerful form of multiplication. And what if communities only existed for a season? Did that mean it was a failure?
But, here's my concern. I'm afraid these smaller communities, according to the authors, would be so tribalized that the church would fail to have the diversity larger churches can offer. The other thing I had trouble with was the assumption that everything post-Constantine has been a failure. It seems as though the authors want to leap frog all of church history to get back to the era where there were no buildings, structure, or clergy.
All in all, though, I have to commend the authors for some bold and daring proposals. It made for some stimulating reading.
Read information about the authorMichael Frost is the Vice Principal and the Director of the Tinsley Institute at Morling College. He teaches various missiology and evangelism subjects and has written extensively on a missional paradigm for the church in a post-Christian era.
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